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The Refuge by Volta

Oxford Road, Manchester M60 7HA, England
+44 161 233 5151
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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International, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Oxford Road, Manchester M60 7HA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food here is just amazing, everything was so tasty and fresh. The waiter let us know that the best thing to do was order about 3 dishes each and share, you can obviously order your own if you like but they don’t bring everything...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 982Louise
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, great food and service was smooth and speedy. We got looked after by a lovely lady and the restaurant managed to exceed our expectations.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Silvia_london_88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building inside and out. Food very good small tapas like variety of dishes. Well recommended. I now like Manchester!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MDJFare
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is exceptional, the food is tasty and surprisingly generously sized (for "small plates"). Service is good, and the overall feeling you get is special.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EatDrinkThinkTalk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our birthdays and could not have been happier with the food and service. James went out of his way to make sure that we had the perfect evening. As a new vegan I was really impressed with the availability of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 686job
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my boyfriend for our one year, was a gear atmosphere, had a server called Beth was amazing and made our anniversary really special, lovely night.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janeeeeeeee111111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a special meal with family or cosy meal for 2. Also fabulous for quiet drink or get together with group of friends. Recommend for any occasion.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dede57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this bar 100% my favourite in manchester when I fancy a quiet social with an awesome ambience, bar staff know how to make a mean drink would recommend a perfect serve gin all day long.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Downthecloud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really novel take on tapas style dining using interesting ingredients and flavour combinations. Well able to cater for our awkward family group containing a vegetarian, a vegan and a gluten intolerant vegetarian. Friendly, speedy service in a fantastic photogenic location but slightly over priced compared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulB11754
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for solo dinner as travelling for work. Very prompt service meant I was in and out within 30mins. Food was interesting but I was a bit underwhelmed- possibly because of post Xmas food fatigue. The beetroot pakora were a bit dry and bland....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank BonnieBunny
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16 November 2018|
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Response from Heavy_Passport | Reviewed this property |
Is also a restaurant
Chris M
28 April 2018|
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Response from Angus_Plum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it didn't seem that fancy.
27 February 2018|
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Response from shaymayall | Reviewed this property |
They don’t do afternoon tea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Manchester M60 7HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 233 5151
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A major success story on the Manchester food and drink scene with Electrik and Volta, Justin Crawford and Luke Cowdrey, aka The Unabombers, have joined forces with The Palace Hotel to curate the Refuge Dining Room & Public Bar. Head Chef Alex Worrall has created a menu inspired by The Unabombers global DJing trips with a range of small and large plates perfect for sharing.
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